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8.5 out of 10

D-Link DCS-942L

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DCS-942L

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Overall 4
4.0

I thought the setup was going to be easy.

JACOB HARTLE, Amazon
24 March 2014
  • Summary: This camera seemed promising at first. I went through all the steps that the setup wizard said. For the life of me it would not connect to the dlink site for me to make an account. Turns out I had to log in to my router and set up port forwarding for the camera to connect to the site so I could set up an account. I am not very computer savy, so it took me forever to just figure out how the heck to Port Forward something.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Ease of setup 4
4.0

Too Many Issues

IHopeNoOnePickedThisName, Bestbuy
17 February 2014
  • Summary: Placed a couple of cameras around the house to help monitor my dad with dementia. They usually work good for a couple of days.
  • Pros: Price, ease of wi-fi use and setup
  • Cons: Customer support, reliability
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Picture quality 4
4.0
Ease of setup 2
2.0

Decent camera under the right circumstances.

arefman, Bestbuy
12 January 2014
  • Summary: Before you buy this camera, or any other, do your research and consider alternatives. I didn't do that and I paid for it.
  • Pros: Good price. WiFi extender works great.
  • Cons: Difficult to set up. Setup software not ready for prime time. Motion sensing is a big problem
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Picture quality 2
2.0
Ease of setup 4
4.0

OK, but not as good as my older one

ctb5, Bestbuy
1 January 2014
  • Summary: This is my second D-Link camera. I bought it because of my positive experience with the first one, a DCS-932L.
  • Pros: Lots of features
  • Cons: Picture quality
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Overall 4
4.0

It works, but took buggy setup and narrow view angle

gadget guru, Amazon
20 December 2013
  • Summary: I was looking for a wireless camera to monitor my front door, which is well sheltered from the elements. I wanted something simple that didn't need constant access to a hard drive for recording so I liked the thought of it recording to the onboard micro SD card. PROS: 1. Good image quality (although brightness and contrast had to be adjusted. 2. Can easily view from my phone via free mydLink app. 3. Can view from any computer on mydLink web site. 4.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Picture quality 4
4.0
Ease of setup 2
2.0

USES WAY TO MUCH DATA ALLOTMENT

LosesWirelessConnection, Bestbuy
16 December 2013
  • Summary: AFTER 1 MONTH OF USING THIS CAMERA , MY INTERNET SENT ME A MESSAGE SAYING THAT I WENT OVER MY MONTHLY DATA USAGE ALLOTMENT AND WAS GONNA CHARGE ME A...
  • Pros: NOTHING
  • Cons: HAD TO TAKE IT BACK
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Overall 4
4.0

Great when it works...

Clinton S., Newegg
3 November 2013
  • Summary: Love the camera other than the networking issue, no way to attach Ethernet to it either... which is why i am using the wireless.
  • Pros: When it works, its great, have it set up to on motion send 10 second (longest it supports) video to a FTP server i set up.
  • Cons: Stupid thing wont stay connected to the wireless network. Have tried updating firmware, static ip's, reserved ip's thorugh router, even just a normal DHCP. Continues to lose the connection to the router.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Picture quality 2
2.0
Ease of setup 6
6.0

Not very good

bbBB2222, Bestbuy
14 October 2013
  • Summary: The camera was pretty simple and easy to setup. It is useless when it's a bit dark, all you see is pitch black; only use this camera in a lighted...
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Overall 4
4.0

Mac Users Be Forewarned

MG, Amazon
27 August 2013
  • Summary: These appear to be reasonable cameras with fairly good resolution given the low cost. The mydlink system is, however, a complete nightmare for Mac users. There is very sketchy advice and troubleshooting for Macs and the Java runtime environment repeatedly fails making it impossible to see what your camera records. Add to that a pretty shoddy iPhone app and you have a nice camera recording footage you cannot see.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad customer support

Jeremy Yablan, Amazon
21 August 2013
  • Summary: Motion detection didn't work. It never saw real motion, but when nothing was moving it sent emails. Maybe it's a ghost detection device? I contacted customer support and they ignored me. No response. Ever. At least I have a ticket number! You know what they can do with that...
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